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Freewing Lippisch P.15 64mm EDF Jet - PNP

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64mm Freewing Lippisch P.15 - Receiver Ready (PNP) - FJ11011P

The Wright Brothers, Kelly Johnson, Willy Messerschmitt, Igor Sikorsky, R.J. Mitchell, Burt Rutan.  Not every contributor to aviation history has enjoyed the same notoriety as these innovators, but Motion RC and Freewing are proud to celebrate the engineer Alexander Lippisch, by producing the world’s first and only Lippisch P.15 flying wing concept jet!  Envisioned by Lippisch in 1944 as a jet powered version of his innovative rocket propelled Me-163 Komet, the P.15 would have taken the Komet concept even further, utilizing a blend of all-new and reused parts from the He-162 and Bf-109.  Repurposing the Bf-109’s landing gear allowed the P.15 to take off and land conventionally, compared to the rocket sled and skid landed Me-163.  Optimized for affordability and easy flight behavior, our intent in developing Freewing’s 64mm ParkJet series also seeks to illuminate rare and overlooked aircraft, and the P.15 is our first in this effort!  Join us in celebrating Alexander Lippisch and his innovative P.15 flying wing!

The Freewing 64mm P.15 continues the ParkJet series following the incredibly popular F-8 Crusader and F-105 Thunderchief.  After two American fighter jets, we’re changing things up to spotlight the excellent characteristics of an Axis-designed flying wing from the Second World War.  Compared to the F-8 and F-105, the P.15 is even more stable, more potentially acrobatic, and more efficient.  In ideal conditions, its low wing loading can allow for 50% longer flight times on the same battery with throttle management.  Aside from having a very low stall speed which will appeal to beginner pilots looking to fly slower and learn to fly an EDF, the P.15 also has lots of high speed potential for advanced pilots who are more comfortable with lighting fast rolls, snaps, and tumbles!  The cockpit has even been designed to accommodate a micro FPV camera, or for recording your flight with a standalone camera such as the RunCam or Mobius.  We are thrilled with the wide flight envelope of this model and its perfect marriage balancing fidelity to a scale jet’s appearance and an RC flying wing’s all-around “easy factor”.

For novice pilots wanting to learn how an EDF jet handles versus a propeller driven model aircraft of a similar size, the Freewing 64mm P.15 makes an ideal first hand launch EDF.  Assembly is straightforward, and uses only two servos to minimize weight, complexity, and cost.  Like the F-8 Crusader and F-105D Thunderchief, the Lippisch P.15 is is configured to be flown using a radio that supports Elevon mixing.  The battery bay can also accommodate a small gyro for additional stabilization.  We recommend the manual’s Low Rate throws for your maiden flight.  The roll rate can be very quick on High Rate, so the contrast between the light gray underside and the dark green camouflage upperside helps with orientation!

Powered by an efficient 64mm 5 blade EDF fan unit, 30A ESC and 2627-4500kv brushless outrunner motor, the Freewing 64mm P.15 Thunderchief reaches a top speed of 116kph/72mph using a single inexpensive Admiral 3S 1000 mAh - 2200 mAh lipo battery with XT60 connector.  While designed with simplified flight control surfaces and intended for hand launches and belly landing on grass runways, an optional landing gear set is sold separately for steerable operation on paved runways.

The Lippisch P.15 has never been modeled in foam PNP before, and we know you’ll be as pleased as we are with how this model flies.  Own this rare model today!

  Visit the Official Freewing 64mm Lippisch P.15 Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Features:

  • Durable EPO foam and reinforced construction
  • Flying wing characteristics: stable slow flight and fast forward flight
  • Never modeled in foam before, celebrating the jet version of the Me-163
  • Realistic shape and detailing
  • Dynamically balanced 5 Blade EDF fan for efficient power
  • Minimal assembly
  • Optional steerable landing gear (sold separately)

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  • Freewing Lippisch P.15 64mm EDF Jet - PNP

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Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : intermediate
BUILD TIME : 1 hour

Wingspan

750mm / 29.5in

Length

495mm / 19.5in

Weight (w/o battery)

260g / 9.17oz

CG (Center of Gravity)

58mm (refer to manual for visual of precise measuring location)

Power System

2627-4500kV Brushless Outrunner Motor

Electronic Speed Control

30A, XT60 Connector

Propeller / EDF

64mm 5-Blade EDF

Servos

9g standard plastic gear with 300mm lead : left elevon, right elevon

Landing Gear

Optional (sold separately)

Required Battery

3 Cell 11.1V 1000 - 2200 mAh Li-Po Battery with XT60 Connector (required)

Required Radio

4 Channel (required)

Ailerons

Elevons

Elevator

Elevons

Rudder

No

Flaps

No

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Foam

Material

EPO Foam

Skill Level

Intermediate

Build Time

1 Hour

Recommended Environment

Outdoor

Product Videos

Product Questions & Answers

NOTE: Questions submitted on this page are answered by customers who have previously purchased this item. If you have a support related question that requires immediate assistance, please visit our Help Center.

Product Support

Product Manuals:

Product Updates:

  • March 9, 2018 - Launch tips. This is critical. As an EDF, the P.15 must be launched at full power, strong toss, and 45 degrees.

 

If you need any additional assistance, please visit the Motion RC Help Center

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MK
08/05/2018
michael k.
United States
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P.15

Haven't flown it yet. I had a heart attack while I was working on it...No, really! No reflection on the plane. It went together great. I didn't like the lime green camo so I repainted it to a duller camo. I'm setting the rates really low so my heart can take flying the thing! Doc

CE
07/26/2018
Chris E.
United States

Looks great in the air, flies well and very very fast

My favorite sub $100 fan powered model. Very easy build, very clean work on the ducting ..meaning tiny cheater holes. Slows down very nicely and fun on the slope too as a result. I get long flights due to its clean lines and efficiency compared to my F86 and F9F. I'm used to hot/high rate flying and this bird can be a lot to handle so be prepared. It doesn't have any bad habits it's just highly responsive. I set it up with their low rates and it still rolls at drill bit speeds. Plenty hot for me with low throws. Easy to launch with all the wing area, give it half throttle and a good toss and you're up. But be ready.. This thing is blindingly fast. They claim 100mph and it must be at least close to that. At full throttle you'd better be thinking two turns ahead of it, because it's already there. Very good vertical performance and throttle response, it has the least lag/spool up of my three fan birds. When you punch it, it moves NOW. It flies fine with a 2200 3s but I picked up a 1600 for it and like that better. Feels more nimble and slows down better with less wing loading. Don't worry about the ****** speed at the high end, it slows down fine even with the 2200. I slope it too so I wanted more speed range by lowering the low end. This model is an ideal scale subject for a fan with few apparent compromises in plan form from the old drawings. The wing root intakes and well done internal ducting to the fan result in the most effective and responsive fan powered model I've seen yet. I love this bird. I love it so much I ordered another when I got home after I stuffed my first one on the slope. I guarantee anyone who hasn't seen one will say holy **** after your first full throttle flyby, or while you're rolling in a blur while climbing straight up. Great kit, great price, total home run. 2 minute build with a couple hours while glue dries. Thank you lippisch and thank you freewing, and god bless capitalism! Now I want a twin 64mm Horten 229! Hint hint :) My difficulty rating is due solely to the full throttle speed and responsivess. This is not a beginner plane. If you are not experienced enough to stay ahead of this rocket in your head, you *will* stuff it.

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07/25/2018
Kolbe
Lincoln, NE
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Great 1st jet

I have only ever flown small UMX props- P-47, P-3 Revolution, Sport Cub S, Hobbyzone Champ. I picked the P.15 up once I found it in stock, and I found it to be the most enjoyable plane I have ever flown. It is extremely easy to hand launch, just full throttle and a solid toss, and off into the sky it goes. The P.15 is very highly maneuverable and super fast. I clocked it at 65 mph in level flight with a Zippy Compact 1500 mAh 40c battery. The only challenge is landing because of how far it glides. If you're on the fence you should definitely buy a P.15

MR
07/24/2018
Mike Reynolds
Indianapolis
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Good, but why can’t you buy a canopy?

This is a fun plane to fly. I solved the hand launch problems by adding the optional landing gear. This gives the plane a chance to build up some speed before having to fly. I successfully hand launched it one out of three times and came to the realization that its hard to hand launch it with enough speed to keep it up. Someone else said they used a catapult. I have asked this same question many times and have yet to get a satisfactory answer; when will the canopy be available as a part? I’d like one canopy set up with a camera and one without, not to mention what happens if a pilot loses a canopy?? Are we going to have to buy a whole 2nd plane to get a canopy? That’s a real issue I hope Motion RC will resolve with the manufacturer very soon.

BH
07/10/2018
Bob Hardcastle
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READ THIS ONE to solve hand launch issues

As noted in many reviews below this can be a challenge to hand launch. After a number of attempts here is how to have 100% successful hand launches. First, assign a high rate of 100% just for your elevator. IMO you don't need a high rate for ailerons since it will spin like a top on low rates. Switch to high rates for take off and hold full up elevator with full throttle.. Have a buddy give it a very high angle of attack toss, the key is to keep the tail down until the wings bite. If you can handle that and toss it yourself good luck! Once the wings bite you can quickly back off elevator and throttle and switch to low rates. From that point on this little jet is a blast to fly. I originally was using a 3s 1800mah but then switched to a 3s 1300mah. The 1300 gives tons of power and at least 2 four minutes flights, more if not ******* the throttle. At full throttle this jet really moves, plus it has the rare capability to glide and float at low throttle due to weight and wing surface. My other recommendation is to put either some bright paint or decals (I used some neon orange) on the bottom to help with orientation. since this can get small very fast. I'm still getting completely comfortable but I'm now doing almost all of the aerobatics in my arsenal with this jet, at least those that don't require a rudder! :-D

SF
07/08/2018
scott f.
United States

Beware of Factory Settings

Ultra-simple build... HOWEVER... the factory settings for CG and control throws ensure a hard nose-in crash. You must move CG back and/or set the elevator 2 to 3 degrees UP prior to hand launch. Recommend initial test flights over really tall grass or soft weeds to cushion an impact (or be prepared to repair the nose). After getting things sorted out- it flies beautifully.

FM
07/06/2018
Fintan M.
Ireland
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Freewing lippisch

As expected from its previews on YouTube. A very easy and fast EDF to fly.

JS
07/06/2018
john saffas
US
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Lippisch P.15

Plane flies super fast, is very responsive and predictable. It does have a tendency to drop its nose slightly when full power is applied, even after cruising at half power. Be ready on the elevator at launch. I found low rates on my transmitter to be more than enough. A fun little plane to fly. For just under a hundred dollars I highly recommend it.

UO
06/29/2018
Ulrich O.
Germany
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nice little plane

flies well but sounds like a hairdryer

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